Healthy Families


Strengthening families and enhancing quality of life to improve childhood outcomes.

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Foster Care

Traditional, Home of Relative and Emergency Foster Care

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Emergency Housing & Care

Boys Group Home

Jennings Group Home for Girls

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24-Hour Referral Line

Shelter, Inc. is available to assist individuals and families in crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can reach our 24-Hour Referral Line at 847-255-8060.  If we aren’t able to provide assistance within our agency, we will be able to refer you to an agency that can assist you.



Whether is your time, talents, event sponsorship or financial contribution, we need your help!  Learn more about volunteer opportunities at events, in our Thrift Store and more.  Or Donate today and help us to continue providing programs and services to children and adolescents in need.

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Your willingness to contribute will make the difference in lives of a child, as it will allow us to continue offering services and programs to children who are victims of abuse, neglect, are dependent or in need of supervision.  No donation is too small and your generosity will be greatly appreciated by the children and adolescents that rely on our services

Summary of Services

Recorded in 2014

Number of People Served


Days of Care Provided

27, 216

Hours of Service Provided


Volunteer Hours Donated


What's New at Shelter?

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Spring Cleanup

This past weekend a group from the Southminster Presbyterian & 1st Presbyterian churches donated their time and energy to a Spring yard cleanup at the Boy’s Group Home in Palatine. The group raked leaves, cleaned gutters, and spread mulch on the 5-acre property.... read more

Spreading the Word in Springfield

On Tuesday, April 12th, a group of Shelter staff joined over 300 advocates from across Illinois at Early Childhood Advocacy Day in Springfield. The purpose was to ask state legislators to protect early childhood funding in the upcoming budget. They spoke with Rep.... read more

Shelter Associates Board Wine & Craft Beer Tasting

Please join the Shelter Associates Board at a Wine & Craft Beer Tasting event on Saturday, April 9th from 4-6 pm at D’Vine Wine (243 E. Northwest Highway) in Palatine. Advance tickets are $25 for wine or beer, or $35 for both (additional $5 per ticket if purchased... read more

When we first adopted our son, Shelter provided a counselor, we wouldn’t have made it without her…I believe in the staff, I know their hearts are in the right place, I know they are productive, that their services are necessary and that they are good stewards of our money.

Jim Dobbs

Foster Parent & Contributor, President of Woodfield Financial Advisors, Inc.

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